Jennett Humphreys

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Jennett Humphreys (1829/30–1917) was an English author, poet, and contributor to major reference works.

Humphreys was from Cricklewood, a district in North London. As a reader she supplied numerous quotations and other information for entries in the Oxford English Dictionary,[1] much of which was a by-product of research for an unpublished book on the early history of cooking, and wrote an article on the OED for Fraser's Magazine.[2] She was the author of many articles in the Dictionary of National Biography.


  1. ^ OED cite: "credited with 18,700 quotations in 1888"
  2. ^ Gilliver, Peter. "Biographical information : Oxford English Dictionary". Oxford English Dictionary. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 

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